When you're tall, thin, blond, and have big boobs, you can have any job you want. ... ultimately, it all settled into a running soap opera, with new episodes on the same theme every week. Barbara and Peter. Episode 13 of the Barbara is Uninhibited and Peter is a Drag Show: this week Barbara and Peter went to a party and Barbara pulled down her pants and mooned the guests and Peter was furious. Joanna and Dave, Episode 19 of the Will Joanna Ever Get Dave to Share the Household Duties Show: this week Joanna refused to get out of bed and change the channel and Dave hit her and she threatened to kill herself. Claire and Herbie in the Claire has Sexual Boredom but Loves Her Husband Show: this week a man in the office Claire has the hots for put his hand on her leg while they were having a drink at P. J. Clarke's, but it was time to go home and feed the children and she never did find out whether it was significant or an accident.
Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Crazy Salad, ch. 10 (1973).
On her ability to land political jobs in Washington, DC, in the 1950s and sixties. Goldberg later wrote "potboiler" novels under her own name and as a ghostwriter. On her early-1970s, ostensibly feminist, "consciousness-raising" group.